Concerned about excessive conflict consuming your finances and contaminating your family relationships as you seek to end your marriage? If so, collaborative law offers an alternative to traditional divorce litigation in Texas. In appropriate cases, the collaborative approach can be a preferable path to divorce for parties who are able to work together to resolve the issues at hand. At Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. , we recognize the benefits that collaborative law can have for our divorce clients. One of our partners, Lennea M. Cannon, is skilled and experienced at handling divorces using the collaborative law process. As a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, she uses her knowledge of the process and the resources of our Houston-based firm to serve clients throughout Texas.
Collaborative divorce is not for everyone, but it may be perfect for your situation. Talk with Attorney Cannon in a confidential consultation to discuss it today. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.
Our firm is well-known for strengths in litigation and transactional law. This includes full service to clients who use the traditional divorce process. As a full-service firm, we are well-positioned to serve you if are seeking a divorce that minimizes conflict and emphasizes cooperation with your spouse. In cases such as this, Attorney Lennea Cannon takes the lead in using the collaborative process to pursue your divorce goals.
By pursuing the collaborative process, you can take and keep control of your case. With the collaborative process, you and your spouse can control your own destinies. You don't have to run the risk of a judge dictating divorce terms that neither of you is happy about. With the right attorney, you can craft a truly creative solution that meets your needs and protects your future.
The first thing you have to decide is whether the collaborative approach suits your situation. The answer depends on the specific facts of your unique situation and your overall objectives. Using our many years of experience, we can help you think things through before making your choice.
Here are some of the questions to ask:
Both you and your spouse must agree to the collaborative approach, so that is an obvious limitation on its use. Some issues are so contentious that litigation is necessary to resolve them. But when trust and mutual respect are present, the collaborative process may be preferable to high-pressure litigation.
If you and your spouse choose the collaborative law process for your divorce, we can guide you through the steps you must follow: The Texas Family Code establishes the basic structure to be used. You, your spouse, and your respective attorneys will be required to put in place a written agreement that outlines the process to be used. This agreement is called a collaborative law participation agreement. The elements include:
As with any other process, proper preparation is paramount to make the collaborative approach work. Our Houston-based family law firm has a bedrock commitment to thorough preparation in all of the cases we handle. We won't get sloppy just because the judge has bowed out while the collaborative process unfolds.
On the contrary: We will work as hard as we always do to pursue the outcome you are seeking.
In doing this, we can leverage the knowledge of business law and high-asset issues that is one of our firm's core strengths. No matter the arena-in the courtroom or the collaborative setting-we have the strength and the skillset to be your champion. To initiate a confidential consultation with firm partner Lennea M. Cannon about a collaborative approach to divorce, call our firm at (713) 909-7323, or contact us online with a simple form.